The Second Self by Victoria Hudson-Muir

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The Second Self is set in Brantford, Ontario, in the summer of 1944. World War Two is in full swing, affecting not only the men overseas, but also the women on the home front waiting for their love's safe return. The Second Self is a Canadian portrait centering on the lives of four of these young women: Marie, Catharine, Helen and Fannie. While Marie anxiously plans her dream wedding, Catharine longs to break free of expectant matrimony. While Helen desires the return of her sweetheart, Fannie pushes aside love in fear of imminent loss. Each woman must struggle to overcome their own inner turmoil while the wider world attempts to conquer the chaos of WWII.Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: 2015 at Brant Theatre Workshops, Brantford, ON.Running TIme: 60 minutes
Acts: 1
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 4